September 2013

Photo of the Day

Check out Yuishiro Suzuki as he fine tunes one of our pitching machines. He has been hard at work all morning getting our batting cages in tip-top shape. Thanks, Yuishiro!

Pitching Machine

Today at the Academy

Dear Academy Members and Friends,

Open workouts for baseball players ages 12 and under is from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Study hall for softball players ages 13 and older takes place in the Eldridge Eatman Pavilion between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. The softball open workout will begin at 5 p.m. and end at 7 p.m.

Tutoring for both boys and girls of all ages takes place in the computer room between 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Have a great Wednesday!

-Staff

Photo of the Day

Check out these softballers as they pose for the camera while taking bunting practice in the batting cages. You go girls!

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Today at the Academy

Dear Academy Members and Friends,

We hope you all had a wonderful weekend! We have a fun day planned at the Academy today as always!

We have baseball workouts for ages 13-18 happening on the Auxiliary Field at 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. We also have pitching for ages nine (9) and under at 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.

Our softball ladies have study hall at 4 p.m. until 5 p.m. and an open workout for ages 12 and under at 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.

Tutoring for both boys and girls of all ages will be in the computer room and begins at 3 p.m. and ends at 6:30 p.m.

We hope to see you all here getting some work in. Otherwise, have a great Tuesday!

-Staff

Today at the Academy

Dear Academy Members and Friends,

Today we have baseball catching lessons beginning at 10:30 a.m. with pitching instruction following at 11:30 a.m.

We also have lots of scout ball activity going on all day.

It’s a great day for baseball in Compton! Have an awesome Sunday!

-Staff

Today at the Academy

Dear Academy Members and Friends,

The heat will not stop us!

Position play baseball fundamentals workout for all ages is 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. followed by hitting fundamentals from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Do not forget your tennis shoes!

Softball workouts for all ages take place at 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. followed by a short 30 minute break between workouts. The last workout starts at 1 p.m. and ends at 3 p.m.

Tutoring is open to all Academy members and will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Academy will supply participating members with plenty of water. Try to stay cool and we will see you soon!

-Staff

Today at the Academy

Dear Academy Members and Friends,

We have a lot in store today!

Tutoring for students of all ages is 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.  in the computer room.

In between tutoring at 4 p.m. is the baseball workout for ages 12 and under on the Little League field. Baseball’s Mental Toughness session takes place 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Please make an appointment with Coach Frost at David.Frost@mlb.com if you would like to participate.

For all softball girls interested, study hall begins at 4 p.m. followed by the 13 and older workout from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Come out and enjoy the activities!

-Staff

Surprise Gift Trivia Challenge!

Dear Academy Members and Friends,

We will be revealing cool new surprises tomorrow for boys and girls of all ages! To kick these new surprises off, we’d like to ask two trivia questions and the first eligible individuals, one girl and one boy, to send the correct answers to Charles Dickerson at Charles.Dickerson@mlb.com will win a brand new item. Only one individual is eligible to win one prize each.

So here we go, the questions are…

Question 1: How many former Major League Baseball players are current staff members of the Urban Youth Academy and what are their names?

Question 2: Where did Academy Manager Don Buford and Academy Hitting Coordinator Kenny Landreaux attend high school and college?

The winners of this trivia challenge will also have their pictures taken and featured on this very blog! Hurry and get your answer submitted to win a cool gift!

-Staff

Today at the Academy

Dear Academy Members and Friends,

What a beautiful, hot summer day it is in Compton! It’s a perfect day to play ball!

Today’s baseball workout is for ages 13-18 and takes place between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Also, catching lessons for all ages begin at 4:30 p.m. with pitching instruction also for all ages immediately following at 5:30 p.m.

On the softball side, we have study hall taking place between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m., with open workouts for ages 12 and under following at 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.

Tutoring for all ages will take place in the computer room between 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Please give the Academy a call if you have any questions. We always love to talk a little baseball!

Have a lovely Thursday!

-Staff

2013 Sports Turf Management Clinic

Dear Academy Members and Friends,

The Major League Baseball Compton Urban Youth Academy presents the 2013 Sports Turf Managers Clinic. The free clinic, available to ages 16 and above, will give you the opportunity to have hands-on instruction from some of the industry’s most experienced personnel. By attending these clinics, you will be more equipped to enhance the overall quality of your field and facility or possess valuable knowledge necessary to pursue these career opportunities. For more information, see the link below.

MLB Compton 2013 Sports Turf Management Clinic

-Staff

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